Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures, which resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.
French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise in this production in the role of Cio-Cio San, a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything to marry a U.S. Naval Officer, yet is cruelly discarded when he returns to his ‘real’ life in America. She is joined for this revival by Lithuanian tenor Merūnas Vitulskis, making his UK and Opera North debut as Pinkerton.
‘Extraordinarily powerful’ Spectator
**** ‘Heart-rending’ Times
**** ’full of illuminating and subtle touches’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Duprels brings heartbreaking physical fragility and dignity to the doomed geisha’ Sunday Times
**** ‘Superb’ Independent